Is Watermelon Good For You?

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I believe your pregnant body lets you know what it needs and what it doesn’t need, hence the reason I couldn’t stand the taste or smell of coffee or wine during the first trimester. I craved red meat during my pregnancy Madelyn like a T rex, and then found out I was anemic. When I was pregnant with Lorelei, I had an incessant craving for watermelon. Based on this and nothing else, I think it must be good for you.

Here are the watermelon nutrition facts:

  1. It is a fruit, so of course it is good for you.
  2. It is almost 92% water, (aptly named) so you get hydration, and a feeling of fullness.
  3. It is low in calories.
  4. It contains fiber, which aids digestion, weight loss and is an important dietary staple for a healthy heart.
  5. It is full of vitamin C & A, contains B vitamins and potassium and magnesium. These provide you with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. Vitamins A and C are also great for your hair and nails.
  6. There is some evidence that citrulline, an amino acid in watermelon, helps muscle soreness after exercise.

On top of all the health benefits, it is such a crowd pleaser. I don’t think I ever met a kid who turned down a slice!


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Author: Karen Latimer

Dr. Latimer is a Family Physician and Wellness & Parenting Coach. She works with parents who want to feel more confident when helping their children and coaches young adults to help them better navigate college life and transitions. Contact her at to learn more. She is the author of two Audible Originals, Take Back the House -- Raising Happy Parents and Worry Less, Parent Better. She is also the co-founder of the app that makes your life easier and puts social in a healthier place -- List'm.


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